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Contemporary Christian Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Evangelical popular music is connected to a mythology, a history that dates back in time to the American counterculture of the 1960s, specifically a revival of conservative Christianity known as the Jesus Movement, a new way of expressing...

CeCe Winans, Black Gospel Music, and the Ambivalence of Stardom

Religion and Popular Music : Artists, Fans, and Cultures

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Introduction This chapter engages in the debate about the role of the Christian religion in daily life and the extent to which Christianity is compatible to and aligned with culture. Although these debates are evident in the New Testament...

Paul Robeson

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Roy Acuff

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...By the middle of the twentieth century, the system of music production and distribution established by Roy Acuff in Nashville had become the standard by which the business operated until the decline of physical record sales in the early...

Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace

Aaron Cohen

Aaron Cohen is associate editor of DownBeat magazine. His writing on gospel music has been featured extensively in the Chicago Tribune, and he lives in Chicago, IL. He recently won the 2011 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for his article on Ray Charles in Downbeat. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Continuum, 2011

33 1/3 Books

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...A fascinating and thoroughly researched exploration of the best-selling gospel album of all time....

Christian Popular Music in Europe

Franz Coriasco

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Paolo Prato

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David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Popular music of Christian inspiration in Europe has been strongly influenced by its commercial success in the USA since the 1970s; in the twenty-first century, while still a niche in the overall market and to a certain extent ghettoized...

Joan Baez

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...Through the folk vogue of the late 1950s and early 1960s, few artists emerged as dedicated and talented as Joan Baez. Baez was born in New York in 1941 to a middle-class family that converted to Quakerism when she was young. Baez graduated...
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...The sound of R & B/soul music in the late 1960s would have been completely different if not for the career of Aretha Franklin. Aretha was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Her father was C. L. Franklin (a civil rights activist and preacher...

Down The Line

Joe Bonomo

Joe Bonomo teaches in the English Department of Northern Illinois University. He is the author of Sweat: The Story of the Fleshtones, America’s Garage Band (Continuum 2007), and Installations (Penguin), a collection of prose poems. His personal essays and prose poems have appeared in numerous literary journals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jerry Lee Lewis : Lost and Found

Continuum, 2009

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...But one cannot weep and mourn forever, and commerce often healeth a sorrowed heart.Unrest on the home front. Jerry Lee Lewis’ manager Frank Casone had been tangling Jerry Lee’s finances in alleged schemes with Sam Phillips involving future...

Bill Monroe

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...When Bill Monroe brought together various regional forms to create bluegrass music, he fundamentally altered the trajectory of American music culture and created a factory for producing uniquely talented musicians. Monroe was born...